1891 - 1953
The actress Carmen Cartellieri was born as Franziska Ottilia Cartellieri in Prossnitz. At the age of 16 she got married with the painter and director Emanuel Ziffer Edler von Teschenbruck.
She became acquainted with the director Cornelius Hintner who engaged
her for her first movie called "Das Zigeunermächen". She acted in
this movie with the pseudonym Carmen Teschen.
She went to Austria in 1920 and foundet the Cartellierifilm Gmbh company where she produced her first feature move "Die Würgehand" (20).
She became one of the most popular actresses in Austria in the next
years. She underpinned her fame with other interesting roles in movies
like "Was ist Liebe" (22), Robert Wiene's movie classic "Orlacs Hände"
(24) with Conrad Veidt and "Der Rosenkavalier"
Other movies with Carmen Cartellieri: